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Mediation of Public Records Disputes is Jurisdictional

Friday, December 22nd, 2017

You’ve requested copies of city documents that you believe to be public records. The city has refused to provide them, saying that they are confidential. You file a lawsuit under G.S. 132-9 to obtain access to the records. You are not aware that state law (G.S. 7A-38.3E) requires mediation of public records disputes. The litigation proceeds […]